An Undeclared Semi-Final: Do or Die Match for Bangladesh

Mahmudullah wished to create Bangladesh brand of T20 cricket. Once again, they are going to face Sri Lanka on Friday, today’s match at Colombo. To create a Bangladesh brand, they will have to win this game against Sri Lanka. This match is said to be the do or die match for Bangladesh Cricket Team. Because both teams have played 3 matches and won only one. Undoubtedly, this is an undeclared semi-final.

Bangladesh cricket match vs srilanka
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Bangladesh has played a good cricket in this Nidahas trophy tournament. Though the first match of Bangladesh wasn’t so much pleasure. Bangladesh has won against Sri Lanka while chasing 215 runs. This will be an inspiration for team Bangladesh.

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Tiger roars at the lion. Source: Cricbuzz

Bangladesh should still be worried about their bowling department. In this tournament, we have barely seen yorkers from Taskin-Rubel. Again, the cutter master is not at his top-notch performance. So, this department is pushing Bangladesh team in backfoot.

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It is said that Bangladesh is dependent on spinners. But we didn’t see any highlighted performance from them in this Nidahas trophy.

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Good news is Shakib Al Hasan is back in the team. For more than a month, Shakib Al Hasan had been suffering from the finger injury. That’s why he was missing for first 3 matches of this tournament. If everything goes well and the management thinks that he is fit, then he can play today.

Shakib is a one-man army for Bangladesh team. Fans pray for him to play this important game. After all, he is number one all-rounder in world cricket.

Now the question is if Shakib plays today’s match who is going to be out of the team. Logically, Miraz can be replaced by Shakib. Because Miraz is playing as a spinner. This is not decided yet. There may be another chance of a change. Let’s wait for the match. We’ll know all the answers then.

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There is a lot of barriers to win this match. Among them, Hathurusingha is the most vital point as he was a former coach of Bangladesh. But players shouldn’t be worried about it. Team Bangladesh has proved that Hathurusingha doesn’t play on the field. Maybe he can know the weak points of batsmen but the main job is done by those 11 players, a teamwork.

It is always questioned by fans why Liton and Sabbir are in the best eleven. Liton played an important knock to chase down 215 runs against Sri Lanka. He scored 43 off 19 balls. But in the last match against India how he was being out, it was not expected. Because we saw Mushfiq to play a handsome shot which was nearly about the same delivery. Same logic is also for Sabbir. They need to be matured and have to take the responsibilities.

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Bangladesh team can’t just rely on Mushfiq, Tamim or Mahmudullah. They are senior players of the team and they have that responsibility. But all days don’t go smoothly.

Bangladeshi fans have been witnessed some final matches but didn’t get the taste to win the final of a tournament. If Bangladesh team can give a good performance in all three departments, this time they can win the final. Before doing that, they must pass the exam of Sri Lanka.

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